Bharatiya Grameen Mahila Sangh (BGMS)
173, Silver Oaks Colony, Annapurna Road, Indore 452 009 Madhya Pradesh
Shalini Moghe, Chairperson
A national-level voluntary organisation established in 1961; the Madhya Pradesh branch of National Association of Rural Women India (that has branches in 14 states and union territories); a constituent unit of Associated Country Women of the World, an international organisation. Registration: Society.
To educate the rural poor, especially women, people with disabilities, orphans, destitutes, underprivileged and illiterates and to work for their family welfare, health, hygiene and economic development.
Madhya Pradesh (MP).
Adult literacy programme made nearly 50,000 rural men and women literate; set up Jan Shikshan Nilayams for post-literacy, neo-literates' continuing education to reinforce literacy and Better Life Options programme for the welfare of rural adolescent girls and young women; develops leadership skills; Navyuvti Mandal Forums provide functional literacy, continuing education and vocational training; encourages political participation; state Social Advisory Board sponsors eight creches in different villages for 1,824 children of working women; Social Welfare Centre, mahila mandate, Jeevan Jyoti Family Helper Project run 21 balwadi schools for 7,451 children; Jeevan Jyoti education centre offers training in home management and gardening.
A survey conducted in eight villages, identified children with disabilities, for rehabilitation with Lions Club's monetary support; imparts vocational training to literate rural girls in textile designing, office management and teachers' training; youth clubs offer training in leadership; USAID-sponsored Gram Sathi Project provides
support services - trains other voluntary organisations in MP to plan projects; comprehensive health care provides basic health services, education in Indore district; emphasises nutrition; State Resource Centre provides technical support in adult literacy; trains functionaries; aids field activities, research and evaluation. Population Education Project produces education material and audiovisual aids; provides improved housing and free legal aid cell; has a working women's hostel.
include research studies.
The Nehru Literacy Award, for Krishna Agarwal, Founder and Chairperson in 1979 for significantly contributing to women's education; UNESCO awards for some publications and research study.
Higher education for rural girls; self-help group formation and linkage.
includes Padmashri Shalini Moghe, President and Chairperson; Sangeeta Agarwal, Vice-President; Shilarani Gupta, Treasurer; 27 other members.
150 paid; 30 non-paid.
include CCF, CASA, CEDPA, government departments of centre and state.